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Experience of mental illness: post-natal depression (2nd of 4)

Experience of mental illness: post-natal depression

Former prime minister Dame Jenny Shipley and her husband Burton described their personal experience of post-natal depression to the Mothers matter website, run by the Postnatal Depression Family/Whanau New Zealand Trust. Shipley describes her experience as 'one of the most debilitating things I have ever endured ... How I wish that a website like had been available to me at that time.'

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Mental health and mental illness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022